(Mini edition of hurricane Irma currently swirling through North Wales.) Gathering at Rhiwlas this evening: riders, horses, luggage, electric fencing, supplies for horse and rider..and …most importantly mackintoshes. Our incredibly kind hostess will be bracing herself for our arrival as Jane’s enormous lorry squeezes through the narrow gateway at the end of her drive. We are hoping for harmonious horses though the basic mixture of three mares and three geldings could be initially explosive. Michael’s chestnut hunter Frenchman is always keen to flaunt himself in front of the girls despite two of them being seriously ancient and the third ..small, fat and hairy. However, they should ALL be exhausted by tomorrow night after a day on the high altitude grouse moor and beyond.